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dc.contributor.authorGupta, Kuhika
dc.contributor.authorRipberger, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorFox, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorJenkins-Smith, Hank
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Carol
dc.identifier.citationGupta, Kuhika, Joseph Ripberger, Andrew Fox, Hank Jenkins-Smith, and Carol Silva. 2022. “Discourse Network Analysis of Nuclear Narratives”, in Narratives and the Policy Process: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework, Michael D. Jones, Mark K. McBeth, and Elizabeth A. Shanahan (eds.), Montana State University Library, 13-39. DOI:
dc.descriptionNarratives and the Policy Process: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework by Kuhika Gupta; Joseph Ripberger; Andrew Fox; Hank Jenkins-Smith; and Carol Silva is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study combines insight from discourse network analysis (DNA) and the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) to develop a new approach to studying narrative discourse within and across policy coalitions. The approach facilitates examination of narrative cohesion, which may impact the stability of coalitions as well as narrative discourse on policy change. We demonstrate the value of the approach by using it to study meta narratives on Twitter within and across groups of policy actors who support and oppose the expansion of nuclear energy in the United States. The approach reveals a variety of patterns that are unlikely to be seen using more common approaches to narrative policy analysis. Most notably, there were signs of narrative cohesion within both groups, but there were also slight fissures that may indicate strategic efforts to communicate with different constituents or fault lines that threaten group stability. These findings set the stage for future work on the relationship between narrative cohesion and policy outcomes.en_US
dc.subjectnuclear energyen_US
dc.subjectnuclear energy—government policy—united statesen_US
dc.subjectsocial media—influenceen_US
dc.titleNarratives and the Policy Process: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework. Chapter 2: Discourse Network Analysis of Nuclear Narrativesen_US
dc.title.alternativeChapter 2: Discourse Network Analysis of Nuclear Narrativesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentPolitical Science.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.citation.booktitleNarratives and the Policy Process: Applications of the Narrative Policy Frameworken_US

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